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Constitution: Impeachment Powers Belong to Congress

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President Donald Trump has been fighting the impeachment investigation, calling it a “lynching.” He’s also claimed the battle could go all the way to the Supreme Court.

The problem with the President’s argument is the 1993 Supreme Court ruling in Nixon v United States, which decided that the power of impeachment was up to Congress alone. They read the constitution, which specifies that the final decision on impeaching a president is for the House of Representatives while the trial, and potential removal from office, is held in the Senate. Disputes around the legal problems of the investigation are being dealt with by courts in Washington DC and New York.

More than half of Americans in a CNN poll now say that President Trump should be impeached and a slightly smaller number are in favor of both impeachment and removal from office.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/24/politics/the-other-nixon-trump-impeachment/index.html

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